Dan Shaughnessy

Fenway-bound, Sox in driver’s seat

The Red Sox are coming home, with two chances to win the World Series in front of a Fenway Park crowd for the first time in 95 years.

Sox slugger David Ortiz has a light moment with umpire John Hirschbeck in the eighth.


White-hot David Ortiz leaving teammates in awe

The Red Sox slugger has hit .733 (11 for 15) in the Series, which could stake a claim to MVP honors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/xander150-16611.jpg Xander Bogaerts’s game gains admirers

The Red Sox rookie, after starting the year in Double-A, has continued to add substantive contributions to the World Series run.

David Ross takes the low route and slams into Cardinals counterpart Yadier Molina, but he was tagged out at the plate trying to score from second base in the Red Sox’ two-run seventh.

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Game 5 hero David Ross savoring the moment

The backup catcher had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run while orchestrating Jon Lester to a brilliant performance.

Both City Councilor John R. Connolly (left) and Representative Martin J. Walsh met with students at the Citizen School in Boston recently.

Mayoral candidates offer two paths to overhaul schools

The way John Connolly and Martin Walsh would execute their overhauls distinguishes the two men, who otherwise agree on many other educational issues.

Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner is the senior Obama official closest to the malfunctioning health care website.

Medicare chief grilled on health care website

Marilyn Tavenner, the senior Obama official closest to the malfunctioning website, apologized to a House committee for problems with the rollout.

Vertex cutting 370 jobs, including 175 in Mass.

The job cuts at the Cambridge company are coming because sales of its hepatitis C drug Incivek are declining faster than initially anticipated.

US home prices rise at fastest pace since 2006

Prices rose 12.8 percent in August from a year ago, a new report shows.

Michael Astrue, left, and Donald Berwick, right.

D.C. health care feud boils over in Mass.

Michael Astrue and Donald Berwick are locked in a feud over the health care insurance marketplace.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boston%20skyline%20at%20dusk-270941.jpg Pulling all of Boston upward

Local communities can exert much control in increasing the standard of living for residents, a notion that is relevant with a mayoral election approaching.

NBA season preview

NBA season preview

Brad Stevens is entering his first season as the head coach of the Celtics.

Celtics’ new season full of question marks

The championship era appears to be over. But opinions vary on the Celtics’ fate this year, from potentially a playoff team to the worst in the NBA.

Boston mayoral race

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